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Edie Windsor: LGBT Community is ’My Person of the Year’

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
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Edie Windsor
Edie Windsor   (Source:AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Ace case that went before the Supreme Court this summer, was nominated for Time’s 2013 "Person of the Year," but it was announced on Wednesday that she fell short of winning, placing in third.

Officials from the magazine announced Wednesday morning that Pope Francis was their "Person of the Year," with Edward Snowden placing in second.

Despite coming in third, Windsor said she was "honored" by the results and said in a press release that she was "just one person who was part of the extraordinary and on-going fight for marriage equality for all our families."

"The gay community is my ’person of the year’ and I look forward to continuing to fight for equal rights and educate the public about our lives alongside my gay brothers and sisters and our allies," she continued. "Even without taking the ’Person of the Year’, being in the top 5 is an extraordinary way to end a year that has been historic for all of us and truly spectacular for me and gave me the chance to tell my story via Time through an interview and audio interview with photo slideshow."

"Thea would be thrilled, proud and so happy to see what we have all accomplished together," Windsor said.

Time has created an in-depth profile of Windsor, calling her "the unlikely activist."

"In her ninth decade, she started a judicial odyssey, fighting a battle she never expected to wage -- let alone win. Now she’s the matriarch of the gay-rights movement," Time writes.

Windsor has also launched an official website, which you can visit here.

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